Sunday, 29 November 2009

Altered, Image #22


Pastel, charcoal, chalk on UART paper

Taxidermist/upholsterers knife. Many men worked as taxidermist and also worked as upholsterers in the Whitechapel area during the Victorian era. Many of the same knives and other tools were used in both profession's.

Altered Series

Altered, Image #21


Pastel, chalk, charcoal on UART paper

19th century dagger. Another possible weapon used by Jack the Ripper.

Altered Series

Altered, Image #20

Pastel on UART paper
Another from the Altered Series

An acrid, depraved night on what will be a truly raw Autumn...

Thursday, 26 November 2009

Step by Step


Listen
Pastel on Wallis paper
Shown above the finished painting and the step by step process.

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

A New Pastel Painting

A new pastel painting step by step process.
I hope to finish it soon!

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Altered, Image #19

Pastel pencil, charcoal, chalk, graphite on UART paper

A 19th century Bowie knife. A possible weapon used by Jack the Ripper.

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Altered, Image #18

Pastel pencil, charcoal, chalk on UART paper

There is a lot of speculation as to what sort weapon or weapons Jack the Ripper may have used, one of these is the kukri or kukris. A lot of British soilders had kukris while they served in India in the 1800's. Many of these kukri found there way into the British market for anyone to purchase. The blade of a kuri is very strong and has a distinctive blade shape.

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Altered, Image #17

Pastel, walnut ink on UART paper
Map of George Yard and surrounding streets, Whitechapel.
Murder site of Martha Tabram August 7, 1888.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Workshop Pictures of Pictures

Landscape
Pastel on Uart paper
I created this image as a demo for a workshop I taught on Nov.2, 2009.
For more information about Art Workshops go here: Art Workshops

Workshop Pictures of Pictures

Critique
Pastel on Uart Paper
I created this image as a demo for a workshop I taught on Oct. 26, 2009.
For more information about Art Workshops go here: Art Workshops